My cousin just forwarded this to me and I found it very encouraging!
After the events of January 6-7, 2021, the vote of the electoral college has been officially certified by Congress. Joe Biden, a 78-year-old career politician, is set to be the 46th President of the United States of America. Millions are rejoicing. And millions are grieving.
A sizeable percentage of the country—many Republicans, a good number of Independents, and even some Democrats—believes the election was rigged. If fraud was involved, and the election was stolen, this marks a tragic day for America. Without honest and fair elections, our country ceases to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.
So, the big question is what now? How are believers in Jesus who voted for the life of the unborn, religious liberty, the protection of Israel, and the upholding of law and order (every true believer condemns violence and rioting of any stripe) supposed to respond to the promised radical changes of the incoming administration?
ONE: We trust in the Lord. This has never changed. Our hope has never been in a politician or a party. It is only in the Lord. We pray for those in authority over us, but we trust in Jesus.
TWO: We remember that our citizenship is in heaven. Philippians 3:20 teaches us this important truth. Our kingdom is not from here. We are saved out of the world and sent back to this world to be a witness in this world for Jesus Christ and His kingdom. This world is on a collision course with judgment and destruction. Jesus is the only ark of safety to rescue us from the coming wrath. Our desire is that many put their faith in Christ before it is too late.
THREE: We prepare for persecution and difficulty. Paul told Timothy, “But realize this, in the last days difficult times will come” (2 Timothy 3:1). We are called to be good soldiers of Christ Jesus and be ready to suffer hardship for His name’s sake. If it becomes a crime to preach the gospel, we say with the apostles, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than God, you be the judge; for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:19-20). If we get arrested and imprisoned for obeying the Lord and His Word, so be it.
FOUR: We look forward to the rapture. For years, I have theorized that a worldwide social and economic collapse must come to create the needed environment for a worldwide leader. Starving, hurting, impoverished people who don’t know Christ will gladly accept deliverance, even if it comes from the devil himself. The good news is that the rapture of the church precedes the rise of the antichrist (see 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8). Our job is to be faithful to the Master until He comes to snatch us away.
With the House, Senate, and Presidency in the control of liberal politicians desiring to remake America, things will change rapidly in our country. Regardless of the “long, hard winter” Joe Biden predicts for America, we can rest peacefully in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. He promises to be with us every step of the way. Trust in Him and fear not what the future holds. Remember, He holds the future.
Pastor Jeff Shreve
From His Heart Ministries